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Vaping straight VG cause?

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  1. kj4lxw

    kj4lxw Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2010
    Pinellas, FL
    I have since gotten past this but thought I'd post and see what others had to say.

    Few weeks ago I bought some Humco VG at Walmart to cut some juices. I tried vaping it straight and liked it because of all the vapor, there 0 nic, and it was a nice break from the strong flavors I use.

    After about a week or little over I started to notice this little tightness in my chest when I lay down to go to sleep.
    First thought was wheezing, but I really couldn't hear a wheez. Its kind of hard to describe, but it was a feeling I had in the past when i smoked. Maybe a very mild shortness of breath.

    Got to where it was becoming a concern, so I stopped vaping it, few days later it stopped. So I feel vaping straight VG was the cause.

    But I keep wondering what/why it started and if anyone else experienced this.

    EATAGM Full Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    if you like it so much im sure you could find flavourless vg with 0nic
  3. kj4lxw

    kj4lxw Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2010
    Pinellas, FL
    I'm hesitant now. Was thinkng about PG instead or just 0 nic juice.
  4. lawnman3

    lawnman3 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    largo fl
    i have some flavorless i cold give ya just has distilled water in it .. eco mix from cignot ..up to you ...

    lawnman3.. im going that way to do a few lawn accounts...
  5. lawnman3

    lawnman3 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    largo fl
    oh tryed that vg it was not good for me dryed out my mouth ..not good...
  6. SimpleSins

    SimpleSins Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2010
    SW Iowa
    How long did you vape the plain VG? I had a similar thing happen that I've been blaming on overindulgence in cinnamon flavors, although I guess conceivably it could be due to an increase in my VG percentage from 33 to 45%.

    Maybe because it was 0 everything, you felt free to hit the VG pretty hard and you're paying the price for going matter how safe anything is, overdoing it can be problematic, and I would think that would apply to VG, too.
  7. bitey

    bitey Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2009
    Central Ohio
    I have been vaping 100% VG juice for over a year due to a severe allergic reaction to PG. Please check the symptoms of stopping smoking and see if any of them seem familiar to you. I had some wheezing for a couple of months and excess mucus; however, that phase passed and the only VG related symptom I still seem to have is a drier mouth so I drink more fluids.

    I'm not saying that no one has a reaction to VG, but from my experience, many vaping related "symptoms" are related to stopping regular smoking and they do pass with time. That said, if you feel a serious reservation about a liquid, then please don't vape it.
  8. kj4lxw

    kj4lxw Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2010
    Pinellas, FL
    lawnman3, thanks for the offer, thats really nice of you.

    simplesins, I was vaping it for about a week. And agreed, anything done in excess is not good. I wasn't chain vaping, but it wasn't light use either.

    bitey, I'm thinking it was the VG as the symptoms went away after stopping it's use.

    I get the impression that maybe the VG was too thick? I mean look at the suff you get from the store and compare to VG you get for making e-juice. It is apparent that the VG his thinner. Maybe cutting it with distilled water like lawnman3 has would be a better alternative.
  9. mianker

    mianker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    Due to a PG sensitivity I DIY and use VG exclusively with the exception of the PG in some of my flavorings. I do dilute the VG with about 18% distilled water.
  10. lawnman3

    lawnman3 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    largo fl
    18 % is the right number .. i was told from my juice supplyer .. as for flavoring i don't know .. that awnser ..

  11. franklyspeaking

    franklyspeaking Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2009
    Arlington, Texas
    There are issues with VG at higher voltages (5v and up) that have been reported. There used to be some very good posts about the issue but I can no longer find them when searching.

    Anyway, if you are not vaping HV then you could simply have a VG allergy. As mentioned before, try cutting it with some distilled water or some PG or just cut it out all together...
  12. EATAGM

    EATAGM Full Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    hey, what kind of problems are there with vg at hv?
  13. rons29445

    rons29445 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Hi Folks,
    I went to Walmart yesterday to get the Humco VG and while there did some research on my droid.
    I found that the Humco brand is not vegetable glycerin, only glycerin. And in another thread on ecf a poster complained of nausea and I believe headaches.
    I did not buy any of the Humco product, but found some VG at a health food store.

    But you might want to check on that brand being right for vaping.
  14. lawnman3

    lawnman3 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    largo fl
    yes ron that is what i found on the net also . that is why i buy the vg allready to go from cignot it is a great mix ready to use if you dont do pg juice ..and i can mix it with all my juice's to create plumes of vapor ..i guess the vapor exhaled is my vise .. not so much the nic content .. i mix my vg juices at 12 mg .. that works great for my taste..

    lawnman3...oh did i say cignot is my choice supplyer for all true vg juices with no added art /sweeteners like stevea or numerous others out there .. just a little e/moltol
  15. Pheisty

    Pheisty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2009
    I'm also having some symptoms of a tight chest at night, and also sinus pressure and green snot in the morning. I've been vaping non-stop for the last two days, so I'm going to lay off a bit and see if anything changes. There are also some nasty airborne allergens floating around in the air right now, and I know that a lot of my friends and family have been dealing with a lot of colds/allergies/sinus/respiratory junk, so maybe I've just gotten a touch of that. But, I also know that vaping as much as I have been is probably not good. Anything in excess...

    I vape anywhere from 50/50 pg/vg to 90/10 pg/vg. I'll have to ask Don at BWB how he cuts the stuff he sends me so I know if VG is the possible culprit.
  16. BadThad

    BadThad Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2010
    May I suggest trying out a neti pot? I've been using one twice a day for many years and I rarely ever get sick. It brings complete relief from sinus issues for me. Over the 6 years I've been doing it I've had exactly 2 sinus infections, both of which were very mild and defeated within 2 days without drugs or doctors. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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